Gone to higher ground: Lodima Press has been without power for several days. (They're in Ottsville, due north of Philly and west of the Jersey Shore.) They have not been able to respond to inquiries, ship books, charge credit cards, or receive their shipments of materials relating to the book sale! So they're incommunicado, and there will be some delays in getting the books shipped. I haven't spoken to them yet but Michael finally got an email through.
I'll post more updates here on TOP as I learn more.
UPDATE: Just got this from Michael:
Shipping of Edward Weston: Life Work: We processed most, but not all credit cards. Was in the midst of processing the remainder when power was shut off by Hurricane Sandy. We have no power, no phone and cell phone does not work in our location. Was just told we would not have power until after we leave for Paris for Paris Photo on Nov. 7. Everyone: please be assured we have your order. While we are away, our assistant will ship books. We ship the books in custom-made boxes. We ordered more—they were due today, but the box manufacturer is out of power and their materials supplier is out of power. We assume they will have power sooner than later. At least we hope so. And we ship via UPS with computer hooked up to Internet. So until we have power, we cannot ship anything. Some books were shipped on Monday before power went out. So, we ask for your patience as this is entirely beyond our control. And, if possible, please refrain from making inquiries. We have to drive 20 miles to get to a place where we have a computer connection to the Internet and even then, for some reason, we cannot download email. Believe me, it is more frustrating for us than it is for you.
Michael didn't mention it, but they live between stream crossings—you literally have to drive through a river to get to their house. As you might expect, it was impassable for some while after the storm. Michael says trees are upended all over their property. None hit any buildings, fortunately.
I might also mention that they normally just jump on stuff—they would have had all the books shipped out by now without question if it weren't for Sandy.